Connecting with Classroom & School
St Joseph's Primary School Red Cliffs
17 Fitzroy Avenue,
Red Cliffs, 3496.
Phone: 03 5024 1654
At St Joseph's we provide many opportunities for parents and families to connect with what is happening in our school. Some of these ways are outlined below:
COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS
Contact with your child’s teacher is welcomed. However, it may not always be possible for teachers to meet immediately as responsibility for the students takes priority. Teachers are usually available to discuss minor issues in the 15 minutes prior to the commencement of lessons and after school. Otherwise, the teacher will make a mutually convenient time to meet as soon as practicable. Communication via email is strongly encouraged. All staff members have an email address which is usually their first initial followed by surname @sjredcliffs.catholic.edu.au (eg email@example.com).
As a school we use Class Dojo to promote communication between home and school. ClassDojo allows teachers to provide immediate behavioral feedback to their students using their classroom computer, a tablet, or mobile phone. Teachers can also communicate with parents about student progress and classroom news directly through the ClassDojo app. This classroom management app is offered for both Apple and Android devices. Teachers, parents, and students can access this application at no cost.
Please see your child's class teacher for a code to access your child's account.
Weekly newsletters are a necessary and vital means of keeping parents informed about what is going on in the school. It is distributed each MONDAY by email, on the school website and school App or as a printed copy. The current newsletter is also available from the rack in the office/administration foyer. In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we strongly encourage families to consider electronic options. Distribution of additional copies to non-custodial parents etc can be arranged by contacting the Administration office.
PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS
These are held when needed. They cover a wide range of topics and are not restricted to curriculum. They are advertised through the school newsletter.
St Joseph’s parents can obtain access to the Skoolbag App by collecting information from the school office. This is the ultimate school to parent communication tool. This School Mobile App provides schools with an easy way to tell parents and carers everything they need to know about school news, newsletters, events calendar, cancellations, school notices, school information, school timetables, parent sick note forms, school documents and much more.
The Skoolbag School Mobile App is very flexible to allow schools to create their own customised content and provides a great alternative to school SMS alerts by using Free Push Alert Notifications directly to parent smartphones.
COMMUNITY CLUB FACEBOOK PAGE
Our Community Club Facebook page keeps parents/caregivers up to date with what’s happening in our school.